I answered a question on a Q&A site. I got a message of gratitude from the questioner.
She said the following sentence to me.
Thank you! I didn’t believe someone would actually answer to such a long question
So I responded like this:
no problem! hoping it'll help you.
I said "it'll help you" without thinking much. After this responding, I wondered if that "it" works properly.
I used "it" to indicate "my answer" because "it" refers to what both a speaker and a listener know, so I thought "it" can be used on that rule.
However, I'm not sure but I think I should have used "my answer" instead of "it".
Please tell me if this use of "it" is correct.